Nadeau serious but stable

RICHMOND, Va. - Just days after being involved in a practice wreck at Richmond International Raceway where he suffered head, lung and rib injures, driver Jerry Nadeau has been upgraded to serious but stable condition at Virginia Commonwealth ...

RICHMOND, Va. - Just days after being involved in a practice wreck at Richmond International Raceway where he suffered head, lung and rib injures, driver Jerry Nadeau has been upgraded to serious but stable condition at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.

Nadeau who was listed in critical condition after the crash did not suffer a skull fracture, as many had feared. Nadeau's doctor's say he is on course and making improvements in his recovery. Jay Frye, the No. 01 team manager, however, did comment over the weekend that his driver had suffered a partially collapsed left lung.

Nadeau, the 32-year old driver of the No. 01 MB2 Army Pontiac, was replaced by Busch series regular Jason Keller Saturday night. There has been no announcement regarding a long-term replacement for Nadeau.

The No. 01 MB2 Pontiac was taken to NASCAR's research and development center in Concord, NC for further examination. Although the sanctioning body has already ruled out a cut tire or stuck throttle as cause for the incident.

Nadeau was wearing the HANS, a head and neck restraint system mandated by NASCAR eight months after the death of Dale Earnhardt in 2001.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Jason Keller , Jerry Nadeau